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Feature Friday: 2012 Bowdabra Top 12 Crafty Showcase Picks

Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping in at our Feature Friday post! It is our time to showcase our readers favorite craft projects (most clicks) from our weekly Saturday Showcase. We also feature our Bowdabra Designers collection of projects that they picked from the Showcase.

Last week we had well 65 new projects linked in our Saturday Showcase! Thank you for linking and visiting! Go check them out! They are wonderful!

Each week, our Bowdabra Design team will pick our favorites and feature them here on our Bowdabra blog, Bowdabra Pinterest, Sandy Sandler Pinterest, Bowdabra Twitter, and Bowdabra Facebook sites!

It is NOT an easy task in picking our favorites. We appreciate all of you for linking up and we love visiting all of your blogs, too!

NEW YEAR SPECIAL: For this week we are featuring our Top 12 favorites from the Most Clicked Links in the Showcase! Enjoy the recap of some of the most clicked links.


Top 12 Most Clicked Crafty Links for 2012:

(May) More Painted Jars”¦ An Obsession by Natalie at North Shore Days! She is in the painting jar mood! Check out her creations!

(June) 1-Marty and Marty’s Musings linked up a fantastic post on her many uses of a Ball Mason Jar. Such a fun post. One of our favorites is her Our Blessings Jar.

2-Artsy VaVa linked up Puff Paint Water Bottle project which her teen created! It is easy to do and fun for all! We couldn’t pick just one picture to share so we are sharing 2 from her project! We loved the moustache at the bottom of the water bottle!

3-Aimee Lane, blogger over at It’s Overflowing linked up How to Make a Sponge Ball for Summer Water Fun! We are thrilled that it was the most clicked link. What a fun project. Stop over and visit Aimee and make this for your kids this summer!

(July) Make it Easy Crafts shared Christmas in July”“Down the Chimney Silverware Pockets– what a super easy project and great tutorial!

(August) 1-The ever so creative and featured many times, Hollie at Seven Year Cottage, linked up her Lovely Ladybugs cupcakes. She makes the best treats! Check them out and her other goodies on her blog.

2-Crystal & Co’s Fall Craft idea-Pumpkin Play Dough– What a fun project to do with your kids this fall! Crystal made this with her little boys.

3-Placement Pencil Rolls tutorial, by OneCreativeMommy had the most clicks! Love this craft, it is perfect for back-to-school. You can learn to do this in no time with her very easy to follow tutorial. She has made several roll-ups and learned so much along the way. Her tips for making these pencil holders are sooo helpful.

(September) Kathy at Life on Lakeshore Drive created this beautiful Fall Burlap Wreath Tutorial. Her tutorial makes the wreath look super easy to do!

(October) Desperate Houselife shared Halloween Themed Dollar Store Crafts {roundup}

(November) Crafty Journal shared her very easy kids craft-Sparkly Paper Plate. Stop over at her blog and check out all of her creative crafty ideas.

(December) Creating in Glass Slippers blog by Ginderellas shared these beautiful Glitter Bottle Brush Tree tutorial.

Thank you bloggers for your wonderful projects. It was our pleasure to share them and pass the links along to our Bowdabra Readers. If you are on Pinterest we will send you an invite to join our exclusive Feature Friday Bloggers Board. You are welcome to post any of your crafts on this board and we will repin them to our followers! We have over 80 bloggers on this board!

The Bowdabra design team shared their own Craft Organization ideas this week! Here is the weekly recap in case you missed any of them.

Click the photo project to get the tutorial.

Tips for Organizing Craft Supplies: DIY Ribbon Organizer

Tips for Organizing Craft Supplies: Label, Label & Label

Tips for Organizing Craft Supplies: Storage Ideas

Tips for Organizing Craft Storage

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Don’t forget to visit us tomorrow for the Bowdabra Saturday Showcase Linky Party. The party starts at 12:01 am EST and runs until Thursday at 11:59 am EST. We want you to share your crafty ideas! We are especially looking for some of your winter fashion ideas. Remember you can link up crafts, old and new from your blog. We will also have a special link up for Etsy and Business shops, too.


Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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